Pedram, Abdul Latif
|Name||Pedram, Abdul Latif|
|Date of birth||1970|
|Function/Grade||Candidate 2019 Presidential Election|
|History and Biodata||
Abdul Latif Pedram
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He spent time in France during part of the Taliban regime, where he promoted Persian poetry and literature. Pedram has a master’s degree in Islamic studies from the Sorbonne University, Paris. He studied Persian literature at the Universities of Kabul and Tehran. Pedram also served as the director of the Hakim Naser Khisraw Library and Cultural Center.
Pedram is the co-founder, and head of the Afghanistan National Congress party (Hezb-e-Kongara Milli Afghanistan). Pedram ran for president in the October 2004 elections, he only received 1.4% of the votes. Pedram has been highly critical of President Karzai, the religious conservatives and in early May 2005, he told Payam-e-Mujahid that he is against a permanent American military presence in Afghanistan.
Commission (2012): Oversight of the Implementation of the Law and Central Audit.
Latif Pedram and Malim Saifullah, the civil society organization head, exchanged hot words on issues concerning development of the province. The situation turned violent when a supporter of a lawmaker attacked Saifullah and starting hitting him with fists. Haji Niamatullah, the civil society organisation’s deputy head, was also injured in the fist fight.(20120216)
First opposition party formed on Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 against the newly established national unity government in the country. Chairman of the party is Abdul Latif Pedram said the opposition party was established for national and social justice advocacy. Regarding allegations that the party has links with some government officials, Pedram termed the allegations baseless and said the party is independent. (20141001)
Some Wolesi Jirga Membersverbally and physically attacked Abdul Latif Pedram. The confrontation erupted after Pedram criticized the government for dividing Ghazni province into three electoral constituencies, saying the government is acting biased in order to save more seats for a specific ethnic group.(20180627)
Tajikistan's statements about the current situation in Afghanistan are not interference in the country's internal affairs, said in his video message an Afghan politician, head of the National Congress of Afghanistan Party Latifi Pidrom.
«As the head of the party, I declare that the statements of the leadership of Tajikistan are made in the framework of international values and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emomali Rahmon speaks out for inclusive government in Afghanistan and people's choice. This is a good and correct wish, this is a statement for democracy. And there is no interference», - emphasized Pidrom in a video message.
Pedram speaks Dari, Pashto, English, French, Arabic, Urdu and Russian.
Hizb-e Kongara-ye Melli-ye Afghanistan (National Congress Party of Afghanistan) Leader: Abdul Latif Pedram Postal Address: House No. 207, Qala-e Mosa Pharmacy, District 10, Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone: 070290067, 0799311523
Pedram co-founded and is currently the leader of the Afghanistan National Congress Party (Hezb-e-Kongara Milli Afghanistan). He currently (2012) serves as one of four spokespersons of the Coalition for the Support of the Rule of Law. Some members of Hezb-e-Kongara Milli Afghanistan split from the main branch of the party in 2006, after disputes over the political stances of the leadership.